Thursday, August 1, 2013

Video: How the Need for Profits at Old Folks Homes and Lack of Regulation is Killing Grandma

Watch Life and Death in Assisted Living on PBS. See more from FRONTLINE.

From the Texas assisted living resident who froze to death on Christmas morning, to the Hall of Fame football player in Atlanta who drank unsecured toxic dishwashing liquid and died 11 days later, to the woman in a California facility who was found face-down on the TV-room floor 10 days after moving in, our investigation raises questions about fatal lapses in care, systemic understaffing and a quest for profits at Emeritus — which operates more than 400 assisted living facilities across the country.

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